Septic Preservation Services has Title 5 Inspections scheduled today in West Bridgewater, Berkley, Lakeville, Freetown, Rochester, Acushnet, Mattapoisett, and Fairhaven, MA. Most of the inspections are required because properties that are being sold have a septic system, but one of the Title 5 Inspections we are conducting is for a commercial property. This restaurant is expanding and adding seating so the owners need a new septic inspection to be carried out. As stated by the The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts:
“A system must be inspected upon any change of use or increase in design flow, BUT ONLY IF the change or expansion also requires a building permit or occupancy permit from the local building inspector . Examples include adding a bedroom to a house, adding seats to a restaurant, or changing the type of business operating at a commercial location. Check with the Building Department and/or Board of Health to find out if your situation requires a building or occupancy permit which will trigger a system inspection.
Any change in the footprint of a building also requires an inspection to determine the location of the system, to ensure that construction will not be located on top of any system components or on the reserve area. If official records are available to determine the location of the system components, this requirement may be waived. Check with your local Board of Health.”
If you are unsure whether you need a Title 5 Inspection either check with the Building Department and/or Board of Health or contact our office. If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection please do contact our office at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com